This past weekend was spent down in the Rio Grande Valley for a number of different events. As usual we had a blast!
We had road bumps even before we left Corpus Christi, Tx. We were supposed to leave around noon and because of business we ended up leaving around 4:30pm. I started to complain to my hubby that the car felt wobbly and just didn't feel right. He said don't worry I will check the tires when we stop for gas right outside of town. We stopped for gas and he noticed that the tire was low, so we drove over to the air pump. As he was putting air in the tire, he noticed that the tire was falling apart...scary...if we had not stopped to check we could have been stranded in the middle of nowhere and possibly have been injured. There are not many tire places open paslt 5pm on a Friday, but we felt we got lucky finding a used tire shop still open. We had the tire changed and we were on our way.
By this time it is around 6pm and we are relaxing on our drive to Harlingen. About 15 miles outside of Riviera, I hear a pop, yup the tire we just had changed, popped! Luckily we were able to put the spare tire on turn back to the gas station we had just passed and check the tire pressure in all of the tires so that we could continue on our journey. We arrived safely in Harlingen, Tx around 10pm. Just in time to head over to Ol'd D's Soda Shop to eat some awesome bbq and jump on stage with some of my buddies and sing a few songs.
Saturday was pretty much a lazy day, which was much needed. We had a few meetings mid afternoon and then headed over to visit with our friend Dave at Ol' D's Soda Shop. There I finally got to meet George Keen, who just so happened to be performing that night. We hung around to catch his show and much to my surprise I was invited up to sing a few songs with him. The entire band was incredible. If you get a chance go and check out George Keen and the All Nighters.
Sunday was spent preparing for the South Texas Conjunto Association Awards. Rick was the Master of Ceremonies and was presented with an appreciation award for being the Master of Ceremonies for 15 years. I had the honor of singing our National Anthem and presented the award for bajo player of the year.
It was a great weekend, but boy does it feel good to be home. Now back to work on the new album.